Sunday, March 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (37)

In My Mailbox is a meme originally hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren (click for more information) that shares all the new books you've bought, borrowed, received, or traded for the week.

Received/for review:

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

It's been three years since the devastating accident ... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.
Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

I just got this yesterday from Around the World Tours and I'm beyond excited to start it. If I Stay  was one of my favorite books, so I have high hopes for this one. 

From library/for review:

Love Drugged by James Klise

Fifteen-year-old Jamie Bates has a simple strategy for surviving high school: fit in, keep a low profile, and above all, protect his biggest secret--he's gay. But when a classmate discovers the truth, a terrified Jamie does all he can to change who he is. At first, it's easy. Everyone notices when he starts hanging out with Celia Gamez, the richest and most beautiful girl in school. And when he steals an experimental new drug that's supposed to "cure" his attraction to guys, Jamie thinks he's finally going to have a "normal" life.

But as the drug's side effects worsen and his relationship with Celia heats up, Jamie begins to realize that lying and using could shatter the fragile world of deception that he's created-and hurt the people closest to him.

This was my WoW a few months back, so I'm excited to finally get a hold of it. And I just adore the cover. 

Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Elle is a loner. She doesn’t need people. Which is a good thing, because she’s on her own: she had to move into her own apartment so her mother’s boyfriend won’t have to deal with her.

Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door. He’s older and has a girlfriend, but Elle can’t stop thinking about him. Frank isn’t like anyone Elle has ever met. He listens to her. He’s gentle. And Elle is falling for him, hard.

But Frank is different in a way that Elle was never prepared for: he’s transgender. And when Elle learns the truth, her world is turned upside down.  Now she’ll have to search inside herself to find not only the true meaning of friendship but her own role in jumpstarting the world.

Doesn't this just sound amazing? 

What's in your mailbox?


Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Where She Went is fantastic!

katie said...

Awesome books this week. Where She Went is fantastic and the other two sound fabulous also. Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Great books! I want Where She Went so badly!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Great books Sara and yay for Where She Went. I hope you really enjoy it lovey! :)

Katie said...

I have been dying to read Where She Went!!! I almost skipped this whole post b/c I'm afraid of hearing any spoilers, but then I realized you hadn't read it yet either :)

Love Drugged and Jumpstart the World both sound INTENSE. I'll definitely be looking forward to your reviews...

Pamela Kaye said...

You have some great ones, Jumpstart the World looks like something I need to read, I like those kind of books. Enjoy reading!


Mad Scientist said...

Lovely books. I still need to get my self in gear and pick up If I stay!

Happy Reading with your new books.

Please do stop by for some gossip, a crumpet to check out my newest giveaway :)

Mad Scientist
Steampunkery & Book Reviews

Sally said...

Great books - so excited for Where She Went.
Happy reading.

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

Where She Went is AMAZING, I reallyr eally really hope you enjoy it :) The other books look great too!

Christina / Book Addict said...

I just finished reading Where She Went and loved it! I hope you do too. Enjoy all of your books!

Alison said...

Great reads! I can't wait for Where She Went!

Amelia said...

I know that a lot of people absolutely adore Gayle Forman's work and I really need to at least ATTEMPT to get on the bandwagon. XD It looks like a great book. :)

Happy reading!

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Christy @ReaderBee said...

Hi! Great mailbox! I can't wait to read Where She Went! Enjoy!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Great book! I still need to read If I Stay, but with all the amazing reviews I'm already excited for Where She Went!

Happy reading!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Ooo Where She Went! So jealous! I JUST read If I Stay for the first time (I know, I know) and I can't wait to see where Mia and Adam's story goes. I hope you enjoy it, and I can't wait to see how it lives up to your expectations!